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In its 9th edition, Video Art Festival Miden presented once more a dynamic program of global video art creation at the Historic Center of Kalamata.

More than 1000 video artists and creators from all over the world responded to our call for entries sharing with us beautiful and strong images full of dreams, desires, aspirations and concerns, opening once more a window to the world. A world exactly as we dream of (despite the general recession and crisis): full of art, free expression and fresh ideas!

2013 edition of Festival Miden took place at Kalamata’s Historic Center (Amfeias square) on 4-5-6 of July, with free entrance for the public as always. Besides the open air central screenings at Amfeias’ square, several parallel screenings & events were scheduled in the area of the Historic Center of Kalamata, while, for the first time, this year the festival presented at the same time a special selection in Athens in collaboration with CAMP – Contemporary Art Meeting Point.

During its 3day events the festival intoduced over 300 videoworks from more than 45 countries, selected and curated by the festival’s team, while many tributes to significant festivals and groups from abroad took place.

Among the basic thematic axis of this year’s program we find “Come as you are” – a special program that focuses on diversity and the acceptance of the “other”, “Mother” – a program that deals with the idea of motherhood in a broader sense, and “It needs some silence to make sound“, a program that points the fine contrasts and balances of sound and content. Also, an aquatic, breezy program in a summer and …philosophical mood, focusing on our relationship with water & the sea (“Breathe water inbreathe water out“) and a critical, “sisyphean” selection of videos that reveals … “All about work“, dissecting -sometimes with humor, sometimes harsh- the meaning of work. Furthermore, the festival presented special programs dedicated to video-performance, animation and digital forms (“Digitize“), while also invited  Filmhouse (Kalamata’s film club) to curate a selection of acclaimed short films, in an attempt to connect contemporary video-art with older or representative examples of artistic approaches of narration by significant creators of the 7th Art.

Along with its own selections, the festival also presented several special tributes to significant festivals & platforms from other countries: Animate Cologne (Germany), Where Dreams Cross (Sweden), FONLAD -digital arts festival (Portugal), Now & After (Russia), Visualcontainer (Italy), Red Nomade (Spain), Videoplay (Argentina), Manipulated Image (USA), VANLagos (Nigeria).

In addition, a selection from the project JOUR DE FÊTE, first presented in the frame of LOOP/Screen Festival (Barcelona), as well as an interesting thematic tribute dedicated to sensitive social groups: a selection of youth video-creations from Kids Company (a therapeutic centre specialized in vulnerable kids & youth, based in London), a video made by patients of the remediation unit at the Community Mental Health Center Byron-Kaisariani (Athens) and a special program dedicated to the Elderly. Combined with the thematic program “Come as you are” and the “videogame” installation Banoptikon by Personal Cinema that deals with migration in Europe, these presentations form a wide tribute that aims to the combating of social discrimination, racism and social exclusion. Festival Miden will continue to deal with this thematic, collaborating with Kalamata’s Youth Center in the frame of a European Youth Initiative Action entitled  Lives of “others”.  The project aims to connect us with the “others”, to meet them, to cooperate and to create all together.

Festival Miden 2013 was realized with the support of the Municipality of Kalamata, in collaboration with Kalamata’s Youth Center and Kalamata’s Film Club – Filmhouse, while also Kallitechniko Steki, the Archaeological Museum of Messenia and dk design studio kindly hosted parallel events.

The art direction & central curating is signed by Gioula Papadopoulou and Margarita Stavraki, while certain programs were curated this year by Ioanna Dimitrakopoulou-Koutava, Terpsi Kontargyri, Maria Bourika and Manuela Gascon.

Download press release here
Download the main screening program here (or view on issuu) and download the parallel events program in Kalamata and Athens here (or view in issuu)

Download the printed version (Greek language only) of the program here or have a look at the printed version online here:

Participant artists – Program 2013

Screening A


Thursday 4 July, Amfeia’s Square, 9.30 p.m.

Breathe water in… breathe water out…   

An aquatic, breezy program in a summer and …philosophical mood, starring water & the sea.

1. Pierre et Jean Villemin, Lac, France 2012, 5.30

2. Marlijn Franken, Into the Woods, Netherlands 2013, 6.12

3. Maria Korporal, … in-volo-quadrato … , Italy 2012, 2.12

4. Isabella Gresser, Nietzsche à Nice, Germany 2013, 5.00

5. Azahara Cerezo, The wee giant model, UK 2012, 1.08

6. Beata Pantya, Transit, Hungary 2012,  3.31

7. Jeroen Nelemans, In Search of the Miraculous, USA 2010, 1.38

8. Tetsuka Niiyama, HINODE, Japan 2012, 3.00

9. José Manuel Silvestre, Mar, Spain 2012, 1.27

10. Azahara Cerezo, Sample pool, UK 2012, 1.51

11. Marcia Beatriz Granero, Trip Paulista, Brazil 2011, 5.45

Duration: 38 min

Cheer up

A selection of works where the viewer decides what to keep. What’s the taste? is it sweet, is it bitter, is it happy? You choose.

1. NEOZOON, Unboxing Eden, Germany/France 2013, 4.54

2. Alessandro Sau, Relic, Italy 2011, 01.55

3. Anna Macdonald & Paul Rogers, I will not hope, I cannot bear it, UK 2013, 7.29

4. Nadezhda Krylova, 16, Russia 2011, 3.07

5. Diran Lyons, 99 Problems (Explicit Political Remix), USA 2012, 02.35

6. Edyta Masior, Butterfly, Greece 2009, 1.54

Duration: 22 min

Perform like the wind and the solid ground

Inspiration of selection is the materiality of things. Matter creates, reveals, strengthens, or converts and alters the meaning of things. A costume, a dress item, a prop stimulate poetic mood and help the transition to the dream.

1. Ines Von Bonhorst, Clow-Worm, UK 2012, 10.00

2. Anton Slisko & Tijana Stevanovic, Cloudspotting, Serbia 2012, 4.37

3. Sofia Simaki, Anna 1, Greece 2011, 1.45

4. Krum Yankov & Katelina Kancheva , The Time Of Clouds And Rain, Bulgaria 2012, 6.59

5. David Heart, Sturqen – Toxinas, Portugal 2013, 2.52

6. Draga Jovanovic, I am Draga, Canada 2011, 7.00

7. Evy Schubert, Celebration of Post-Soviet Bondage, Georgia 2012, 1.53

8. Marcia Beatriz Granero, MUNDUM, Brazil 2012, 5.00

9. Céline Trouillet, SONG N°18, France 2012, 3.30

10. Margarita Novikova,  Cinderella 2.0,  Russia 2011, 1.44

11. Mute/Luka Kito and Megan Boyd, Grab 1, USA 2012, 4.22

12. Olga Martí, Memoria-La novia viuda, Spain 2013, 9.08

Duration: 60 min

Friday 5 July, Amfeia’s Square, 9.30 p.m.

A Dream Within a Dream

The New Film Club of Kalamata FILMHOUSE (which started about a year ago a dynamic weekly screening program in Kalamata) curated especially for Festival Miden a selection of acclaimed short films, in an attempt to connect contemporary video-art with older or representative examples of artistic approaches of narration by significant creators of the 7th Art.

Personal visions, fever dreams and strange stories which meet up for the first time, unreel the inspiration and the means used by the art of cinematography, from it’s birth till now. In their narrative, reality intersects in a phenomenal way with fantasy, forcing the viewer to see his everyday life from a different  point of view. There are times that reality is so distorted, that only though a distorting mirror you can recover its form and face a clear image.

1. Georges Melies, Le Voyage Dans Le Lune (1902) ,13 min

The film is considered to be the first fiction film ever. It is undouptly the progenitor of sience fiction filmography and, above all, a dreamy pioneering achievement.

2. Luis Bunuel, Un ChienAndalou (1929), 16 min

When Salvador Dali’s visual allegories meet the anarchic deconstruction of Louis Bunuel, the result is an avant-garde surealistic manifesto.

3. Dominique Monféry / Walt Disney / Salvador Dali, Destino (1945 -2003), 7 min

Hidden metaphors and allegories in a fantastic animation world created by Walt Disney and Salvador Dali, which was completed by Dominique Monfery, 58 years after.

4. Chris Marker, La Jetee (1962), 28 min

A masterful combination of static images and a narrative voice-over, which create a dystopian audiovisual poem. A monumental study on montage and memory, which is considered one of the best movies of all times.

5. Juan Diego Solanas, L’ Homme Sans Tete (2003),18 min

With a Cannes Festival Jury Prize Award as a trophy, the story of “The Man Without a Head” may be placed in a future society, but its central message remains timeless and incurably optimistic.

6. Josh Mahan / Joey Ingram, Awaken (2005), 5 min

Even if the means have developed, everyday life is still today an endless compact between good and bad.

Duration: 87 min

Anima Planet I

A man and a woman, or just two pixels.
In a Portuguese jail a red light flickers
Philipp Artus’ colors glisten
and one poorly drawn elephant is running around in my mind.
On anima planet the colors constantly change!

1. Anno Bergmann, Liebe, Germany 2012, 0.26

2. Inês Freitas & Miguel Mendes (Oneness Team), Incredulous Voice, Portugal 2012, 6.18

3. Philipp Artus, Snail Trail, Germany 2012, 3.00

4. Ezra Wube, Hidar, Ethiopia/France/USA 2012, 6.41

5. Sara Koppel, Memories of an absent presence, Denmark 2013, 1.17

6. Ornana, (notes on) biology, USA 2012, 5.38

7. Martha Koumarianou, Pixel in the rain, Greece 2008, 2.44

8. Veronika Göttlichová, First Fish, Czech republic 2012, 13.25

Duration: 40 min

Saturday 6 July, Amfeia’s Square, 9.30 p.m.

All about work

A critical, “sisyphean” selection of videos that will reveal …all about work, dissecting -sometimes with humor, sometimes harsh- the meaning of work, and far more.

1. Angelika Herta, Man of Iron, Poland 2011-12, 1.53

2. Lawrence F Mesich, Aphorisms, USA 2012, 3.52

3. Andreas Goldfuss, Independent Film Maker, Canada 2013, 0.20

4. Jonas Nilsson, Suburbian suntan, Sweden 2012, 1.20

5. Jun’ichir Ishii, C, Czech Republic 2013, 2.17

6. Adam Forrester, The Collapse of Order, USA 2012, 3.00

7. Liu Wei, Hopeless Land, China 2008, 7.36

8. Jonas Nilsson, Battlefield, Sweden 2012, 1.27

9. Tushar Waghela, The Ghost Taxonomy, India 2013, 4.57

10. Jorge Catoni, “Coreutica A”, Chile 2013, 10.00

11. Silvia De Gennaro, Monno Monnezza, Italy 2012, 4.05

12. Kent Tate, Containers, Canada 2012, 1.57

13. Eva Olsson, Time Loop, Sweden 2012, 2.02

14. Eva Balasi, The Time, Greece 2012, 1.10

Duration: 45 min

Come as you are

One planet, 7,129,317,147 inhabitants in 2013.
Further than a culture, a country or a belief, everybody has his own past, present and future; and creates his own experience day by day. That is what makes each of us deeply different from the others. Our identity is partly built with the others’ behavior towards us.
Starting from the famous “everybody is unique”, let’s welcome who wants to come, as he is.

1. Tim Hill, People Squeezing Through Small Gaps, UK 2012, 3.28

2. Cat Del Buono, Now I’m Beautiful!, USA 2011, 1.31

3. Rosario Cobo, The permanent Certainty, Chile 2012, 14.00

4. Marta Ivanova, Neckties, Lithuania 2012, 3.00

5. Céline Trouillet, SONG N°20, France 2012, 3.40

6. Filip Gabriel Pudlo, The Collection, Poland 2010, 3.38

7. Gilivanka Kedzior & Barbara Friedman , [ AVRIL 2010 ], France 2010, 6.31

8. Jared Katsiane, Big Willow, USA 2013, 10.29

9. Aleksandra Godlewska, The Parable, Poland 2012, 3.37

10. Elena Gaztelumendi, Digital artist in 60.000 inhabitants town (Serie: I’m compressed  signal, I’m technologic trash), Spain 2007, 0.35

11. Céline Trouillet, SONG N°15, France 2012, 4.40

12. Jolene Mok, SALGUOD SELYORB, USA 2012, 8.18

13. Anton Hecht, Bus station sonata, UK 2012, 4.00

Duration: 68 min

Screening B

Thursday 4 July, 9.30 p.m.

Video Art Network Lagos, Nigeria

VAN Lagos presents in Festival Miden a compilation of videos from Nigerian video artists living and working in Lagos, UK and USA. Τhe artists and the videos selected speak eloquently of the complexities of the continent, raising very pertinent questions and discourse on issues and topics that define multiple specificities, trajectories and conditions in a continent rich in history, socio-political, cultural and economic conditions.

Kaneng Lolang (Nigeria) – Nshi Hwa 1:50 | The Promise 0:53

Jude Anogwih (Nigeria) – It is Well III 02:10 | Simultaneity 04:16

Omoligho Udenta (Nigeria) – Oil, Blood, Tears 06:30

Wura-Natasha Ogunji (USA/Nigeria) – We too 03:08 secs | The epic crossings of an Ife head 02:05

Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria) – [dis]connect II 03:00 | 0730hrs 02:32

VANLagos is a non-profit organization based in Lagos, Nigeria, established by the collaborative efforts of artists Emeka Ogboh, Jude Anogwih and cultural producer Oyindamola Fakeye. The purpose of the organization is to develop new media art and specifically video art, encourage networks and support collaborations between new media artists, curators and cultural producers in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world.

Duration: 27 min

www.vanlagos.org

Where Dreams Cross, Sweden

Where Dreams Cross presents in Festival Miden three upcoming Nordic artists: Victoria Skogsberg (Sweden), Clara Bodén (Sweden) and Ingrid Torvund (Norway). Their films are all different in both content and form, but they all share an interest for exploratory and playful approach in their work. The program is curated by Åsa Falewicz Segerstedt.

-Victoria Skogsberg, Room Study (Possession), Sweden 2013, 3.10

-Clara Bodén, “Driving under the influence of”, Sweden 2009, 7.30

-Ingrid Torvund, Magic Blood Machine, Norway 2012, 22.00

The art-project Where Dreams Cross is based on the idea of trying to make film and video art more accessible and open, seeking to create new exhibit opportunities and to reach out to people who don’t generally go to see film and video art. Where Dreams Cross functions to make art more available to all people and to open up the often closed room that art museums and galleries represent. One of the main goals is to create a free, spontaneous, surprising and a more personal experience for the spectator. This by showing film- and video art in public spaces such as projected on building walls, streetcorners and parking decks, in warehouses and in other large buildings and public environments within and outside the city center. The project has a democratic intention, that art should be available for all, regardless of prior knowledge or cultural background.

Duration: 34 min

www.wheredreamscross.com

 

Red Nomade, Spain

“Since around 1970, it has been feminist responses and approaches to visual images that have provided some of the strongest, most polemical, and most productive theories and critical strategies to come out of any of the disciplines or modes of analysis associated with visual culture.”

Amelia Jones in The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader, 2003

Video Art  in the work of female artists is used as a mirror on society’s stereotypes to influence social change. In this selection, Red Nómade presents video works by women artists from different generations and cultures: Argentina, Brazil, and  USA together with Spanish ones,  providing each their particular look of the world and their way of living in it.

-Iona Pergo, Spain: Vital Tranzfer,  2013, 4’ 35’’

Alette Simmons-Jimenez, USA: “Revolution&Evolution”,  2013, 2’ 20’’

Tatiana Travisani, Brazil: “Leave”, 2013, 2’ 26’’

-Cristina Ghetti, Argentina: “Understanding abstraction”, 2013, 4’ 29”

-Virginia Paniagua, Spain: “Luna”, 2012, 1′ 32”

Red Nomade is an international cooperation project interested in the exchange of contemporary artists and intellectuals. The collective aim is to generate artistic, cultural and academic events in different cities in order to facilitate the meeting of visual artists, art critics, curators, writers and intellectuals. Projects include participation in festivals, international exchanges, exhibitions and events. Through workshops, classes, exhibitions, and community outreach activities, the group works on the idea of art as an arena for reflection, encounter  and creative play.

Duration: 16 min

rednomade.wordpress.com

 

Mother

What would your mother say about that?

1.  Fred. L’Epee & Dimitra Pouliopolou, The Testament, Switzerland-Greece 2013, 8.02

2.  Valerio DE BONIS, Un Cadeau pour… , Italy 2007, 6.16

3.  Rhayne Vermette, Take My Word, Canada  2012, 0.49

4.  Gerard Cairaschi, Storia, France 2013, 6.45

5.  Aaron Zeghers, Ι See a Light, Canada 2011, 1.36

6.  Rian, Death to Birth, Greece 2012, 1.24

7.  Djamo Daniel Nicolae, The Lat Lamb, Romania 2011, 6.29

8.  Adam Rosenberg, Our Precious Bombs, USA 2013, 1.35

9.  Aaron Zeghers, Living on the Edge, Canada 2013, 2.35

10.  Silvio De Gracia, El silencio, Argentina 2012, 1.54

11.  Georgie Roxby Smith, Uncomposed (after Titian after Giorgione), Australia 2012, 5.03

12.  Marissa Viani Serrano, Lunaticus, France 2012,  2.20

13.  Juhani Koivumäki, Reflection, Finland 2013, 6.47

14.  {movimentomilc} – Nascita di un maiale elettronico, Italy 2012, 4.02

15.  Gilivanka Kedzior & Barbara Friedman, [ The Secret ], France 2011, 3.18

16.  Rusaila Bazlamit, My Homelands, Australia 2013, 3.34

17.  Krister Kennedy, Mor/mother, Sweden 2002, 1.40

Duration: 65 min

Friday 5 July, 9.30 p.m.

Every sentence is an unfinished sentence

Visual “texts” and “subtexts” that challenge our imagination through images and movements that need to be deciphered. Or not.

1. SIRO, Improvement, Spain 2013, 4.13

2. Vika Ilyushkina & Popova Mayya, Acrobatic sketch, Russia 2012, 7.28

3. Blanca Giménez, Un mar de lágrimas, Spain 2011, 5.01

4. Brigitte Perroto, presence, France 2009, 2.00

5. Christina Gangos, LANDLOCKED/PADDY, Ireland/Greece 2013, 10.00

6. Liu, Fan Tzu, Eternal Return, Taiwan 2012, 6.00

7. John Lui, On Monumentality, USA 2012, 1.32

8. Marjorie Lemay, Auscultation of the Heart, Canada 2011, 2.22

9. Martha Zoupa, Metapoiesis, Greece 2012, 9.13

10. Andreas Sitorego, Soul breath, Greece 2001, 1.46

11. Ioanna Bitou, Lethe, Greece, 2013, 3.35

12. Ioanna Myrka, Kaiwa, Greece 2007, 3.34

Duration: 57 min

Digitize

Digital landscapes that visualize the unreachable. What cannot exist in the real world, finds its place in a constructed alternative, that complements, subverts or revives inexorably the “real” life. Until, in the end, the picture zooms out and we see what’s happening. Or rather nothing has happened?

1. Belen Paton, City of Caves, UK 2012, 6.45

2. Alessandro Amaducci, Anatomy Theater, Italy 2012, 3.27

3. Francesca Fini, Wombs, Italy 2012, 6.09

4. IP Yuk-Yiu, Another day of depression in Kowloon, Hong Kong/China 2012, 15.00

5. Jeannette Louie, “Sonia, Interlude”, USA 2013, 08.24

6. Jonathan Monaghan, Rainbow Narcosis, USA 2013, 8.44

7. Pikiproductions (Rui Filipe Antunes & Joanna Pylak), xTNZ, UK 2006, 5.10

8. Sandrine Deumier & Alx P.op, Un.reality, France 2012, 0.55

9. Susanne Wiegner, Inside my room, Germany 2013, 4.00

10. Vaggelis Papaevaggeliou, Mass Society, Greece 2012, 4.35

11. Tommi Matikka, Small Heroes, Finland/Senegal 2013, 2.17

12. Makis Kyriakopoulos,`WARFARE NOW`, Greece 2011, 5.00

13. Tomasz Wlazlak, Pirx – Hunting, Poland 2012, 2.32

14. Benjamin William Rogers, Nonhappening, Scotland 2013, 6.40

Duration: 80 min

Personal Cinema: Banoptikon, the game

Videogames can be either media or games. But sometimes they can be both. As media, they may carry an idea from one place to another. As games, they establish a set of conditions within which humans play. Any meaning or message that comes out of the game is generated by the players, and was not necessarily enclosed in the game’s design.

The videogame Banoptikon has been under development since January 2010, and will be completed by March 2013, into the context of a MIG@NET, a E.U’s research project (mignetproject.eu). The project, is coordinated by Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (UPSPS), Centre for Gender Studies and includes partners from seven European countries as: University of Bologna, Department of Politics, Institutions and History // Symfiliosi (SYM), Cyprus // Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH), Paris // University of Hamburg, Institute for Sociology (UHH) // Utrecht University, Department of Media and Culture Studies-Graduate Gender Programme (UU) // The Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies (PI), Ljubljana // University of Hull, Department of Humanities, UK.

The aim of the videogame Banoptikon is to collect data from the research fields, organize them as game elements, create different game spaces and finally disseminate them to the public.
The game is designed — for now — as an online single-user 3D videogame and will include video, sound recordings, web pages, photography and texts, in a playful form.

The material and the results of the research, are embedded into environments that correspond to the research fields, to the contemporary situations that refer to migration, to the physical or electronic forms of control of it and consequently to the definition of the geographical and digital borders. They refer as well to the forms of production and labor and to the acts of exclusion, violence or in the contrary to the forms of coexistence with the – so-called legal — inhabitants of Europe.

The working team of Banoptikon is the Personal Cinema collective (personalcinema.org) that includes: Yannis Skoulidas (artist-programmer), Ilias Marmaras (media artist), Xenia Koliofoti ( script co-writer and editor), Daphne Dragona (New Media curator) and the collaborators Dimitris Fotiou (sculptor-3D designer) and Alex Salapatas (programmer).

banoptikon.mignetproject.eu

Saturday 6 July, 9.30 p.m.

Local calling!

Works by artists and creators who come from, have lived or have any kind of love-hate relationship with the city Kalamata (GR). An ongoing project of Festival Miden, that aims to create a communication network between artists that are connected or related to Kalamata (the birth city of the festival) in any way.

1. Inside Noise, Sans Attente, Greece 2012, 5.40

2. Kostas Lales, Untitled, Greece 2013, 2.05

3. James M. Lane, Epistrophe, Greece, 2012, 5.26

4. Petros Lales, Last Supper, Greece 2013, 3.43

5. Evi Minou, Brioche dynasty, Greece 2012, 2.10

6. Giorgos Bougas – Panagiota Sampani – Basilis Iliopoulos, “Mind The Gap”, Greece 2013, 4.21

7. Lukas Bousounis, Get high, Greece 2013, 1.15

8. Natalia Sklika, Breath, Greece 2013, 2.14

9. George Louridas, Tiny Space, Greece 2012, 4.46

10. Jan Brand, Kalamata 2000 bus-station, Greece 2013, 4.01 11. Vasiliki Lefkaditi, ”Big Acrobats”, Greece 2013, 8.01

Duration: 44 min

Anima Planet II

A man fell on the subway tracks, seconds ago patience had reached its limits, protestors clashed with the police and the walls talked while the bulls died in the arenas.. . until the tape broke down.
Some narrative, some concise, some realistic and others more abstract. 9 moving realities built with different animation techniques, on a screen for 43 minutes.

1. Eva Olsson, Patience Dear, Sweden 2012, 3.18

2. Sandra Araújo, Tape loading error, Portugal 2012, 2.55

3. José Manuel Silvestre, Toro, Spain 2012, 1.06

4. Milena Jovicevic, video animation Adam i…, Montenegro 2011, 5.42

5. Karolien Soete, Talking Walls – Bozar, Belgium 2012, 4.10

6. Emilio Rizzo, No Tav, Italy 2013, 2.51

7. Valentin Gagarin, Shujun Wong and Robert Wincierz, “Reverie”, Germany 2012, 12.28

8. Max Hattler, Shift, Germany/UK 2012, 3.00

9. Rhuturaje, Vallu, India 2013, 6.45

Duration: 43 min

Videoplay: Beyond Fragility, Argentina

Videoplay project collaborates with Festival Miden for the second time, presenting “Beyond Fragility”, a selection of video-performances curated by Silvio De Gracia [Argentina] & Andrés Abreu [Cuba]:

-Julieta María [Colombia-Canada] “Exercises in Faith: soil” 00:04:05

-Deng Dafei [China] “China Astronaut” 00:07:26

-Baggenstos-Rudolf [Switzerland] “Balloons” 00:03:48

-Miguel Rodríguez Sepúlveda [México] “Cachetada” 00:05:08

-Adonis Flores [Cuba] “Honras fúnebres” 00:03:00

-Carlos Martiel [Cuba] “A donde mis pies no lleguen” 00:04:00

Catherine Baÿ [France]Blanche-Neige, Episode#1” 00:12:00

Videoplay is an Argentina-based international platform for the dissemination of videoart over the world. This is an initiative started in 2004 by the visual artist and curator Silvio De Gracia. Videoplay is focusing especially on the gender of the videoperformance and other works which, though not clearly framed within the category of art-action, reflect a deep anchorage in the performatic sphere. The main purpose is to spread the videoperformance  made by artists from around the world, especially Latin American artists.

Duration: 46 min

videoplay-platform.weebly.com

 

COLLATERAL EVENTS 2013

Screenings at the Archaeological Museum of Messenia

The Archaeological Museum of Messenia (which collaborates with Festival Miden for the 3rd time) hosted an extensive tribute to festival’s partners from Germany, Russia, Italy, Portugal and USA, as well as an interesting thematic tribute dedicated to sensitive social groups: a selection of kids’ video-creations from Kids Company (UK), a video made by program members of the remediation unit at the Community Mental Health Center Byron-Kaisarianis (Athens) and a special program dedicated to the Elderly, curated by Margarita Stavraki .

Screening dates and hours at the Archaeological Museum of Messenia:
Thursday 4 July, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July 2013 (11.00-15.00)

 

The Archaeological Museum is housed in the building of the Old Municipal Market at Benakis & Agiou
Ioannou at Kalamata (Historic Centre, near Agii Apostoli).

The event was co-organized with the Archaeological Museum of Messenia

Thursday 4 July

animateCOLOGNE, Germany

The mobile German festival CologneOFF (a partner of Festival Miden for 5 years now) shows this year at Festival Miden a selection from the project animateCOLOGNE – Cologne Art & Animation Festival curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne and invited partner Myriam Thyes. The selection presents a series of animation works, in 2 parts:

Part I
Curated by Agricola de Cologne

1. Pablo Fernandez-Pujol (Spain)- Pigman, 2012, 3:00

2. Albert Merino (Spain) – Les Bagneurs, 2010, 3:50

3. Kristina Frank (Sweden) – Take to the woods, 2011, 6:01

4. Sarah Mock (Germany) – Is there a Way Out, 2011, 3:47

5. Karolien Soete (Belgium) – Prolegomena, 2011, 7:32

6. Todd Fuller (Australia) – Tin Man, 2010, 4:37

Part II
Curated by Myriam Thyes

1. DoDomani Studio (Italy) – The Box, 2012, 3:00

2. Andrea Ferri (Italy) – Satura, 2008, 2:30

3. Natalia Biegaj (Poland) – For Katy, 2012, 3:26

4. Karolina Glusiec (Poland) – Velocity, 2012, 6:00

5. Shuai Cheng Pu (Taiwan) – Ferry Paradise, 2012, 3:48

6. Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – At the Museum, 2012, 3:00

7. Arjan Brentjes (Netherlands) – Il était une fois un Artiste, 2011, 6:34

8. David Clark (UK) – Odd Jobs, 2010, 4:16

Duration: 64 min

caaf.newmediafest.org

Now&After, Russia

Now& After presents in Festival Miden the program “Super-super city“, curated by Marina Fomenko, who writes about the selection:

Super-super city – what is it? We can envision it through the eyes of 11 artists. We see the city as a dynamic melting pot and a vigorous flow drawing us into the organized chaos of constant movement. We witness its never-ending constructions and inexorable intrusion of modernity into the flesh of monuments. We look at the soaring city of the Future. Upon entering urban buildings we find ourselves locked in enclosed gloomy spaces. We follow the performers and we have the dreams of the city. The program is a part of Now&After’12.

1. Pedro Ferreira, Portugal, Between Two Points, 2011, 5’00”

2. Marina Chernikova, Russia, INFO SURFING/ Moscow 2, 2012, 1’30”

3. Recep Akar, Turkey, Rewind, 2011, 4’33”

4. Marina Fomenko, Russia, The Depot, 2012, 5’00”

5. Orit Adar Bechar, Israel, Gateways,  2012, 4’02”

6. Christopher Steadman, Germany, “The Only Way Down is Down”, 2011, 5’00”

7. Alexandra Mitlyanskaya, Russia, Babylon 2010, 2010, 5’00”

8. Nina Kurtela, Germany, Transformance, 2010, 5’00”

9. Aditi Kulkarni, India, Insomnia, 2012, 4’27”

10. Youki Hirakawa, Japan, Double Dream, 2010, 7’00”

11. Brit Bunkly, New Zealand, Paradox of Plenty (Futurology), 2012, 6’ 02”

Now&After is an annual video art festival held in Moscow, Russia since 2011. It is founded and curated by artist and curator Marina Fomenko and organized by the independent non-profit cultural organization Media Art Centre Now&After. The festival takes place in Moscow Museum of Modern Art in an integrated space of a video installation. Now&After focuses on presentation, development and promotion both Russian and international video art, getting together emerging and established artists from around the world to present their works to general audience.

Duration: 58 min

www.now-after.org

Friday 5 July

Visualcontainer, Italy

Visualcontainer is a video art distributor platform which runs its own exhibition space for video art in Milan and an online video art TV channel which presents significant festivals from around the globe. It’s aim is basically to connect artists and to promote Italian video art through cultural exchanges and collaborations with other international festivals & events. Visualcontainer presents in Festival Miden a selection of Italian artists. The progam, entitled  SUSPENSION SCENERIES, is curated by Giorgio Fedeli, who states about the concept behind his selection:

There seem to be not many certainties and hopes in Italy even after escaping the catastrophic Maya prophecy. Economic crisis, unemployment, lost political horizons, not to mention about our own plans for personal development or life itself being at stake. And things do not seem to be very different in the wider European scene indeed… So, video artists often choose to slow their gazing down and stop the tremors and concerns, just to tune to suspension sceneries, to points of permanent instability and yet saving and maieutic spots. External visions, relevant to possible worlds of fantasy or maybe at the borderline between reality and fiction, in any case something that is distinct from the hard ordinary living. Or again, introspections and inner experiences, in a slow and obsessive brooding of thoughts’ and identitiies’ reflections that are only apparently empty. There originate enthralling audiovisual wombs that can
protect, stimulate and finally shake us for the time of the vision.
When we come back to the problems of the world, are we closer and stronger?”

1. Sonia Armaniaco, Tale of Suspensus Series #1, 2011, 4’00”

2. Armida Gandini, noli me tangere, 2007, 6’40”

3. Timothy Rolling Pickerill, Deep Black Incantation #18: cesura, 2011, 6’13”

4. Karin Felbermayr, Person#21, 2011, 2′ 27″

5. Patrizia Bonardi, The immobility of tree, 2012, 3’11”

6. Daniela Di Maro, Migrations, 2011, 5’13”

7. Chiara Mazzocchi, Human Alienation, 2011, 2’00”

8. Alessandra Arno’, Blindfold, 2011, 1’00”

9. Rebecca Agnes, Gotic, 2012, 5’24”

10. Di Bernardo Rietti Toppeta, Fisiognomica, 2012, 2’40”

11. Luca Christian Mander, Eppursimuove, 2009, 3′ 40″

Duration: 45 min

www.visualcontainer.org

FONLAD, Portugal

FONLAD –  ON LINE FESTIVAL FOR DIGITAL ARTS  is a festival & online platform based in Coimbra, Portugal. The festival organizes video art screenings, exhibitions, performances and workshops in Coimbra, while collaborating with numerous festivals & organizations all over Europe and internationally.

FONLAD presents in Festival Miden a representative selection of video art works, curated by José Vieira and Sérgio Gomes.

1. Ana B / Nuno M. Pereira (PT), Continuum, 2011

2. Jenn Mogilevskaya (JW), State of Matter, 2012

3. Silvio de Gracia (AR), El Silencio / Silence, 2012

4. Jacob Tonski (USA), Different People, Same Dream, 2013

5. David Etxeberria (PT), Come fly with me, 2013

6. Colectivo Madeirista (BR), Alegoria, 2012

7. Marie-France Giraudon & Emmanuel Avenel (CAN), Rejections, 2013

8. Muriel Montini (FR), A Cold Place, 2010

9. Jean-Michel Rolland (FR), First Person Shooter, 2012

10. Jing Zhou (CHN), Inner Shrine (Santuário Interior), 2011

Duration: 29 min

www.fonlad.net

Manipulated Image, USA

Manipulated Image presents in Festival Miden the program “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow”, curated by Alysse Stepanian.

The powers that control societies endorse selective blindness that stifles our natural sense of compassion and justice as social beings. They capitalize on our desire for convenience and drive for self-preservation. We tend to look away, unless faced with personal calamity or transgression that affects immediate family, our allies, tribe, nation, or us. The title of this curation was inspired by the iconoclastic American composer, Frank Zappa’s song, telling the story of a boy that is unable to look away from the beating of his favorite seal by a profit-seeking trapper. The videos in this show were chosen based on their relevance to an essay of the same title, available for download at this link:  http://manipulatedimage.com/Dont_Eat_The_Yellow_Snow.pdf

1. Christopher Coleman (Colorado/USA), “Modern Times”, 2:46, 2004

2. Wei-Ming Ho (Taipei/Taiwan),“The Art-Qaeda Project”, 4:11, 2010

3. M.R.Adytama Pranada Charda (Bandung and Jakarta/Indonesia), “The Cameo (Collapsing Memory; Savage Series)”, 0:59, 2011

4. Guli Silberstein (London/UK), “Disturbdance”, 3:25, 2012

5. Alysse Stepanian (Los Angeles/USA), “Roghieh”, 5:31, 2009

6. Farideh Shahsavarani (Tehran/Iran & Chicago/USA), “Circulus Vitiosus”, 00:48, 2010

7. Morehshin Allahyari (Dallas & Denver/USA), “The Romantic Self-Exiles 1”, 5:05, 2012

8. Jonathan Monaghan (New York/USA), “Dauphin 007”, 3:11, 2011

9. Eric Hynynen (Ivalo/Finland), “Boxed”, 0:42 secs, 2010

10. Kasumi (USA), “JIMMY”, 2:55 min, 2008

11. Michael Lasater (Indiana/USA), “Billboard”, 5:21 min, 2007

Manipulated Image is a project that focuses on video art & multimedia art, founded by artist, curator & writer Alysse Stepanian initially in Santa Fe and now in LA. Alysse Stepanian ‘s work-both personal and curatiorial- is visually enticing and socially and politically engaged. Besides Manipulated Image video screenings and multimedia events, she also curates the URBAN RANCH PROJECT on Facebook, featuring work in all media; its goal is to bring awareness to the interconnectedness of racism, sexism, ageism, speciesism, and other social and hierarchical prejudices.

Duration: 36 min

manipulatedimage.com

Saturday 6 July

Kids Company, UK

Kids Company (London, UK) was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. It works with young people to help them overcome immense challenges through an attachment based therapeutic model which they supplement with practical and educational support. The program helps them to identify talents and interests and so develop aspirations for the future.
The selection of videos that will be shown in Festival Miden, all created by kids, is curated by Rania Bellou.

Short Film: Untitled 2013 by Luntu Masiza music by Collier Taylor

Video and Music: Interlude by Sebastian Simpson-Bandidin

Poetry, video:
-Fantasy by Canvas and Curtis Acheampong
-Fiends by Canvas and Curtis Acheampong

Music Video: Drop a Ryme by Ak Rekz and Urban Academy Productions

Duration: 25 min

www.kidsco.org.uk

Community Mental Health Center of Byron/Kesariani

Walks in the city“, which will be presented in the frame of Festival Miden, has been created by the video team of the remediation unit at the Community Mental Health Center of ByronKaisariani (Eginition Hospital1st Psychiatric Clinic, University of Athens). Four therapists and twelve patients, based on their common desire to create, formed a group. A two years cooperation followed based on equality, with basic principle the free expression of all participants. As a result,  the point of view that each one chose is represented in the video.

Team members: Anna Maria Z., Angela T., Vangelis A., Vasso P., George K., George F., Evangelia T., Catherine P., Kostas D., Lena L., Poppy L. Thanassis F.

Coordination team: Kika Konstantinidou / Social Science (trainer), Vasiliki Lefkaditi / Artist (trainer), Rania Plytzanopoulou / Occupational therapist

Supervision: Anthony Chatzakis / Psychiatrist

Duration: 44 min

http://www.uoa.gr/

Lasting

A selection of video works on the Elderly. The needs, anxieties, pleasures and weaknesses of older people as they get form the phase when time completes his work.

1. Sarah Bijlsma, Age, the Netherlands, 2012, 1.00

2. Djamo Daniel Nicolae, Menu, Romania 2011, 5.27

3. Dénes Ruzsa, 201.2FM, Hungary 2012, 5.37

4. Shabnam Piryaei, A Time to Speak, USA 2012, 5.49

Duration: 18 min

Screenings at Kallitechniko Steki

Festival Miden cooperates this year with Kallitechniko Steki, presenting 3 curated programs in its exhibition room.

Kallitechniko Steki is a non-profit art company, which aims to promote culture & art in the city of Kalamata, through art & photography exhibitions, theatre performances, music events, film screenings etc. They also organize open lectures & seminars inviting authors, film-makers and artists from all over Greece. Their events are open and free to the public, while they also lead workshops and classes on drawing, music, photography, documentary and many others.

Opening hours: 18.00-21.00

Address: Benaki 5, Historic Center of Kalamata

Thursday 4 July

It needs some silence to make sound

It needs some immensity to realize smallness; it needs some time to reach a point; it needs some black to see the white; it needs some work to create; it needs some sadness to enjoy happiness; it needs some silence to make sound.
Define things by opposition to their contrary is a way to make them strongest thanks to their juxtaposition.

1. Mark Nieuwenhuis & Hugo Meijer, Koog Bloemwijk, the Netherlands 2012, 1.51

2. Sávio Leite, Space Dust, Brazil 2011, 2.17

3. Stephanie Hough, I Don’t Wanna’ Talk About It’, Ireland 2012, 5.20

4. Adam Forrester, Inhumation, USA 2012, 2.02

5. Boris Eldagsen, How to disappear completely / POEM #60, Germany 2011, 2.33

6. Andreas Sandström, Untitled (falling white cat), Sweden 2003, 4.08

7. Neno Belchev, Duga-Puk, Bulgaria, 2012-13, 1.07

8. Paul Taylor, Firebox, USA 2012, 6.43

9. Jolene Mok, spaghetti, USA 2012, 4.44

10. Sylvia Winkler & Stephan Koeperl, That Sound, Germany 2012, 2.00

11. Pablo Mollenhauer, Twisted Braid Bun, UK 2012, 4.00

12. Valery Shablovsky, Time and Musicians, Russia 2012, 2.22

13. Ninia Sverdrup, Urban Scene XIII: entrance, Germany 2011, 5.19

14. Rosen Spasov, Sofia 2nd of June, Bulgaria, 2012, 3.19

15. Román Reyes, La belleza y yo (The beauty and I), Spain 2013, 2.44

16. Kevin Logan, SEAMLESS, UK 2011, 5.05

17. Miloushka Bokma, Softly to Not #5, the Netherlands 2011-12, 2.35

18. Larisa David, Eggs, Romania 2012, 2.35

Duration: 62 min (loop)

Street views

Reveries, reflections, footsteps, demonstrations, crossroads, accidental poetry at Google Street View, a flock of birds. All those things that we notice or we have never noticed during our hasty routes in the city. The city as void as full, the living city or the empty landscape, in endless wanderings of the eye and the mind.

1. Adonis Migkos The tree, Greece 2012, 1.49

2. Dan Hudson, Winter Crows, Canada/Germany, 2012, 3.47

3. Benjamin R. Taylor, Across the Street, Canada, 2012, 2.53

4. Emilio Vavarella, THE GOOGLE TRILOGY – Report a Problem, Italy 2012, 8.30

5. Jesús Segura, Without Title 02,  Spain, 2010, 4.14

6. Jeroen Nelemans, theLoop, USA, 2009, 4.38

7. Juliana Abud & Marina Takami, Counter-Port, France 2013, 5.59

8. Nick Jordan, ‘Nature House Inc.’, UK 2013, 6.12

9. Carlos Espinosa, Under your watchful eye (I), Spain/Mexico 2012, 4.00

10. Anna Vasof, Fanfare Toilete, Creece 2012, 2.59

11. Natalia Skobeeva, One-Man Protest As per Russian Law, Russia 2012, 3.25

12. Void Network, Global Civil War, Greece 2012, 6.29

13. Panagiotis Voulgaris, The Rightness of Wrongness- Little people crack concrete, Greece 2013, 7.40

14. Vasilios Papaioannu, CITY, USA 2012, 2.53

15. Stavros Kassis, Exit, Spain 2012. 1.43

Duration: 68 min (loop)

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July

JOUR DE FÊTE, Spain

JOUR DE FÊTE is a project that was first presented as an exhibition in the frame of LOOP/Screen Festival  at The Private Space gallery (Barcelona) in 2011. Since then, it has been presented in many variations at several international video art festivals. The project is curated by Alexandra Laudo (founder of Heroínas de la Cultura, a curatorial platform with a special interest in videoart based in Barcelona) and Pedro Torres.

The program JOUR DE FÊTE presents a selection of videos that explore the concept of festivityand celebration. A special selection from the project will be presented in Festival Miden.

I. Jour de Fête: dancing

Gintare Rakickaite, Trys Ketvirtines, 2010, 15’05
Avi Krispin, Sweater, 2005, 2’30”

II. Jour de Fête: playing

Laura Bel, Clara Mahon & Ellen Wilkinson
We are all winners (balloons), 2008, 1’53”
We are all winners (rings), 2008, 1’24”

Albert Triviño, Jour de Fête: Bulles de Savon, 2009, 3’29”

III. Jour de Fête: the excess

Augustin Rebetez
Noces. La fête du village du Courroux, 2009, 5’54”
Noces. La partie de Monopoly, 2009, 7’13”

IV. Jour de Fête: the fest and the war

Hondartza Fraga, Shell of shells, 2009, 4’38”
Abbas Akhavan, August 2006, 2006, 7’30”

V. Jour de Fête: the ritual

Leyla Rodríguez i Cristian Straub, Isle of Lox. The face, 2010, 3’54”
Damir Ocko, The Age of happiness, 2010, 15’

VI. Jour de Fête: the celebration of the identity

Keren Zaltz, Mall, 2008, 5’55”
Andreas Pashias, In Ruins, 2009, 4’31”

VII. Jour de Fête: documenting the celebration

Carlos Jiménez, Celebration, 2011, 3’36”
Marco Montiel-Soto, The Ritual, 2010, 4’25”

VIII. Jour de Fête: The post-celebration

Alicja Rogalska, Bastet, 2008, 7’45”

Mia Degner, Den ferste dag, 2008, 1’43”

Duration: 93 min (loop)

X screenings and wine after party at dk design studio

On Friday, 5 July, Festival Miden organized in collaboration with dk design studio an extra screening and a wine after party, just after the main screenings of the festival at Amfeias’ square, at around midnight.

The screening and the party took place at dk design studio, Historic Center of Kalamata (Alpha Bank road).

s…..eX (or not to sex)

A selection that deals with sex and gender roles, through various different approaches of human body and sexual (or anti-sexual) attitudes.

1. Mauri Lehtonen, Physical Examination, Finland 2012, 3.25

2. Renata Ferraz, Exchange (Permuta), Brazil 2009, 1.30

3. Anton Slisko, Flesh, Σερβία 2012, 4.20

4. Weigang Song, Pubic & Public, China 2013, 2.45

5. Miguel Andrés, Solo, Spain 2012, 3.28

6. Saeed Khoze, Anatomy is destiny, USA 2012, 10.00

7. John Barnard, A Fable About Beauty, Canada 2010, 10.46

Duration: 36min

PARALLEL EVENTS IN ATHENS

Screenings at CAMP – Contemporary Art Meeting Point

Besides its events in Kalamata, for the first time this year Festival Miden presented at the same time (4-6 of July, at 21.00) a parallel screening program in Athens, at the basement-bar of CAMP (Contemporary Art Meeting Point): 4 thematic screenings curated by Margarita Stavraki & Gioula Papadopoulou, introducing 33 video-artists and their works  from 22 countries (all over Europe, USA, Senegal, S.Korea, Lebanon, Australia and more). Just a small -but global- taste for the festival’s friends in Athens!

CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point
4 Efpolidos & 2 Apellou Street
Kotzia Square, Athens, Greece

campoint.gr

Thursday 4 July

Move In(space)

The central axis of the selection is “space”. The space is poetic and, as such, it is created and gets status by the movement of bodies or objects in it and /or by settling them in contra-roles and symbolic atmospheres.

1. Samer Ghorayeb,  From My Window, Lebanon 2012,  2.31

2. Yuri Pirondi & Ines von Bonhorst, Emergencia, Spain/UK 2012, 10.00

3. Betty Boehm, A staire dance, Germany 2008, 1.54

4. Jonathan Rajewski, CH2, USA 2013, 7.29

5. Feargal Cunningham, Reflection 1, Ireland 2012, 5.49

6. Francesca Leoni & Davide Mastrangelo, W(t)OMB, Italy 2012, 5.17

7. Renata Ferraz, Body Without Organs (Corpo Sem Órgãos), Portugal 2012, 8.31

8. Mikhail Basov, Free movements, Russia 2012, 5.52

9. Anton Slisko & Tijana Stevanovic, To reveal a pattern of information that is not initially visible , Serbia 2012, 3.33

10. Maria Matikka, Burden, Finland/Senegal 2013, 4.40

11. Andreas Savva, Ode, Greece 2012, 1.22

12. Luiza Alecsandru, Live Every Day Like It Is the Last One, Romania 2012, 2.31

13. Paul Handley, Pendulum, Australia 2013, 1.33

Duration: 63 min

Friday 5 July

Wherever I go, I find me

5 videos where “empty” space and human presence interact in subtle choreographies that play –gently and quietly- with the mind. Multiple versions of presence & absence, emptiness and fullness, expectation and fulfillment, while time appears to be “running” in strange stillness. Non-happenings in non-time and non-space. Nothing and everything seems to be there at the same time. An existential puzzle for beginners and advanced!

1. Riccardo Muroni, LISIRI, Sardinia 2013, 7.34

2. Jan Brand, Viva Grupetto Messanggeri, Germany 2013, 4.44

3. Ines von Bonhorst, Standing Silence, UK 2012, 10.00

4. Jan Brand, Rosenthal, Germany 2009, 6.04

5. Shahar Marcus, 1,2,3 Herring, Israel 2011, 2.27

Duration: 32 min

[Inter]mission possible

A kaleidoscopic human “hybrid” performs a peculiar dance, a semi-real meal is cooked in a stop-motion mess, a dark inside story is healing pain and a rainbow (that doesn’t belong to anyone!) meets Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A playful selection of videos that use mainly animation techniques to create fantasy worlds where little heroes are flying over reality.

1. Pask D’Amico, L’ Homme Grotesque, Italy 2012, 2.43

2. Ben Oren, Full English, UK 2012, 2.16

3. Yuliya Lanina, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, USA, 2012, 3.04

4. Anno Bergmann, Liebe, Germany 2012, 0.26

5. Paul Freeman, An Inside Story, Canada 2012, 6.35

6. Nadine Arbeiter, 9 Variationen ohne Thema (9 variations without theme), Germany 2012, 5.45

7. Shon Kim, Oloc Boloc, S.Korea 2013, 2.16

8. Mauricio Sanhueza, My Old Man’s Pistol, Peru 2012, 2.33

9. Tommi Matikka, Small Heroes, Finland/Senegal 2013, 2.17

10. Neno Belchev, Negative message (Middle finger), Bulgaria 2012, 1.15

Duration: 30 min

Saturday 6 July

wAnderland

“wAnderland” is like plunging and wandering through the dreams and nightmares of the subconscious, following narratives over time and beyond.

1. Marlijn Franken, Into the Woods, Netherlands 2013, 6.12

2. Minna Långström, The Line – Four Projections, Finland 2012, 15.00

3. Jung Hee SEO, Sing under, France 2012, 10.53

4. Cornelia Eichhorn, Ved’ma, France 2012, 14.00

5. Przemek Wegrzyn, Backlight, Poland 2012, 6.20

Duration: 53 min

Creative team Festival Miden 2013:

 

Directing-Central curating: Gioula Papadopoulou – Margarita Stavraki

Curators: Ioanna Dimitrakopoulou-Koutava, Terpsi Kontargyri, Manuela Gascon, Maria Bourika, Filmhouse – Kalamata Film Club

Tributes & collaborations: Gioula Papadopoulou

Technical support – video editing: Stavros Kapetis

Graphics: T.N.

Website: Christos Tsamardas

Assistance: Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Filaretos Vourkos, Vassilis Papaefstathiou, Danny Kargas, Stavroula Baka, Nikos Syrigos

Poster image credit: Angelika Herta, Man of Iron, Poland 2011-12

Many thanks to:
Nikos Iliopoulos and Kallitechniko Steki, the whole team of Filmhouse – Kalamata Film Club, Kalamata Youth Center, Mary Tsoulakou, Katerina Tzamourani and the Arcaeological Museum of Messenia, Nikos Giavropoulos and CAMP, and Yiannis Mourgis for their help and cooperation.


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